Dianne Watts. (File photo)

UPDATED: Watts campaign cooks up ‘Christmas in the Country’ dinner, now free for all to attend

Former Surrey mayor and MP now gunning for BC Liberal leadership

  • Nov. 10, 2017 12:00 a.m.

SURREY — BC Liberal party leadership candidate Dianne Watts is hosting a free dinner in Cloverdale this week.

The “Christmas in the Country” event – a barbecue chicken dinner Friday, Nov. 17 at Cloverdale Agriplex – is “an opportunity to say thank you to volunteers as we head into the Christmas season,” said Norman Stowe, Watts’ campaign manager.

The price to get in was originally $20 per person, but the event is now free for all to attend.

“Someone called about it and told us they would pay for the food, so we’re making it free,” Stowe told the Now-Leader on Friday afternoon (Nov. 10).

“If people want to come, the general public, it’s wide open,” Stowe said earlier that day in a phone interview from Watts’ campaign office, located on 137th Street in Newton.

“They can register on the website for it. We’ll have a mechanical bull there and inflatables, lots of things for people to do.”

The band Runaway Lane will perform during the evening event, which runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Party voting for the next BC Liberal leader takes place over a three-day period from Feb. 1 to 3.


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